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Interview with Ousmane Diallo: Championing Change Through Volunteerism

April 29, 2024

As we celebrate Global Volunteer Month, we are thrilled to feature Ousmane Diallo, a dedicated Program Officer at Winrock International, who has played a pivotal role in the Farmer-to-Farmer (F2F) program. Ousmane’s journey from a rural village in Guinea to a leader in global development is a testament to his commitment to creating sustainable change […]

Celebrating Mr. Ebenezer Aboagye as Winrock’s Volunteer of the Month for April 2024

April 10, 2024

Winrock’s Volunteer of the Month for April is Mr. Ebenezer Aboagye. He volunteered with the Accelerated Dissemination of Soil Improvement Practices (ADSIP) under Enabling Farmers for Agricultural Transformation (EFAT) project in January 2024. The ADSIP project aims to enhance the capacity of agro-dealers in areas such as disseminating ISFM practices and technologies to smallholder farmers, […]

Celebrating Darla Embry, Volunteer Recruiter

March 31, 2024

One of Winrock’s volunteer recruiters will retire after 23 years with our organization. Darla spent 21 of those years as a volunteer recruiter (and much more!) with our Volunteer Technical Assistance team. Darla Embry, a mother of two and grandmother of four, lives on a family farm with her best friend and husband, Jeff. Darla […]

Empowering Change: An Interview with Jolene Warnke

March 29, 2024

Winrock International takes pride in the diversity and dedication of our volunteers, who are pivotal to our mission of empowering communities and fostering sustainable growth. Among these exceptional individuals is Jolene Warnke, whose journey with us since 2017 exemplifies the profound influence of volunteerism. How long have you been volunteering with us?  Three in-person assignments […]

Celebrating Women’s Power through Volunteering: Interview with Assa Kante

March 25, 2024

In celebration of Women’s History Month, we spotlight Assa Kante, whose profound dedication to volunteerism exemplifies women’s significant contributions to societal development. With three years of experience as a volunteer, Assa brings a wealth of experience and enthusiasm to her work, focusing on global development initiatives. How long have you been volunteering with us?   Three […]

Celebrating Women’s Empowerment: An Interview with Pamela J. Karg

March 22, 2024

March marks Women’s History Month, a time to honor the remarkable contributions of women worldwide. Winrock International is proud to spotlight Pamela J. Karg, a dedicated volunteer whose journey embodies the spirit of empowerment and change. Through her words, we explore the profound impact of volunteering on individuals and communities alike. How long have you […]

Growing a Climate for Tomorrow – 2024 National Ag Day

March 19, 2024

“The care of the Earth is our most ancient and most worthy, and after all, our most pleasing responsibility. To cherish what remains of it, and to foster its renewal, is our only legitimate hope.” Wendell Berry In celebration of National Ag Day today, March 19, 2024, we had the privilege of speaking with Abibou […]

Celebrating Women’s History Month: Interview with Usha Palaniswamy

March 11, 2024

In honor of Women’s History Month, we highlight the extraordinary women who dedicate their time and expertise to making a difference worldwide. One such inspiring individual is Usha Palaniswamy, a dedicated volunteer with Winrock International’s Farmer-to-Farmer program since 2006. Usha’s journey is a testament to the power of volunteerism and its impact on empowering women […]

Celebrating International Women’s Day 2024

March 8, 2024

We risk leaving more than 340 million women and girls in abject poverty by 2030, and an alarming 4 per cent could grapple with extreme food insecurity by that year. UN Women, 2023 Our world would be a better one if we did not have a need to celebrate International Women’s Day. Since 1910, countries […]

Celebrating Marie Roberte Laurent: Empowering Women Through Soap Making

October 6, 2023

Assignment Overview Marie’s assignment, our 247th in Senegal, occurred from July 2, 2019 to July 19, 2019. Partnered with the National Agency Of The House Of Tools (ANAMO) and the Tools House Of Mekhe, the primary objective was to train women from various villages on soap-making using agricultural products. The initiative was about crafting soap […]
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